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amoxicillin

[ am-ok-suh-sil-in, uh-mok- ]
/ æmˌɒk səˈsɪl ɪn, əˌmɒk- /
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noun Pharmacology.
a semisynthetic penicillin, C18H19N3O5S, taken orally as a broad-spectrum antibiotic.

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Origin of amoxicillin

1970–75; perhaps am(ino-hydr)ox(yphenyl) part of its chemical name + (pen)icillin
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Scientific definitions for amoxicillin

amoxicillin
[ ə-mŏk′sĭ-sĭlĭn ]

An antibiotic derived from penicillin, having an antibacterial spectrum of action similar to that of ampicillin. Chemical formula: C16H19N3O5.
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